Physical Science Research Scientist

Stanford University
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Physical Science Research Scientist
School of Medicine, Stanford, California, United States

Schedule: Full-time
Job Code: 4926
Employee Status: Regular
Grade: J
Requisition ID: 90364

The Stanford Cyclotron and Radiochemistry Facility (CRF) generates clinically approved and novel radiotracers to advance early detection and treatment of diseases, ultimately improving human health. The Research Scientist will be involved directly with the development and execution of clinical and preclinical research goals/activities of CRF. The candidate will work under the direction of the facility manager with respect to the department's radiochemistry program needs, including routine and novel radiotracer development, production, troubleshooting, and prioritization/facilitation of clinical radiotracer translation.

Stanford University is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty and academic staff. It welcomes nominations of and applications from women and members of minority groups, as well as others who would bring additional dimensions to the University's research, teaching and clinical missions.

  • KNOWLEDGE: Describe the technical or business knowledge required or desired to complete the job's primary responsibilities.

  • Ph.D. degree or equivalent in radiochemistry or a related scientific field (e.g., chemistry) in addition to three years of relevant experience.
  • Comprehensive understanding of radiochemistry with a focus on 18F/11C or radiometal radiolabeling strategies and troubleshooting.
  • Extensive experience with radiotracer quality control techniques, including High Performance Liquid Chromatography (HPLC), Thin Layer Chromatography (TLC), gas chromatography (GC), Radioactivity Detectors, endotoxin, etc.
  • Ability to follow established radiation safety procedures while developing and executing an approved radiochemistry production.
  • General computer skills, experience with databases, cloud-based storage, and the ability to quickly learn/master various scientific computer programs (such as Chemstation, Tracerlab, Chromeleon etc.).
  • Ability to work independently and/or as part of a cross-functional team.

  • Expert level knowledge and hands on experience with operating, optimizing, and troubleshooting automated radiosynthesis platforms (prefer GE FX N and/or FX C series of automated modules).
  • Prior experience with cyclotron operation is preferred.
  • Familiar with CMC documentation for novel radiotracers, consistent with requirements for IND, NDA, ANDA, RDRC or other regulatory pathways.
  • Prior experience with USP <823> or <825> Radiopharmaceutical Drug Production.

  • Interpersonal Skills: Demonstrates the ability to work well with Stanford colleagues and clients and with external organizations.
  • Promote Culture of Safety: Demonstrates commitment to personal responsibility and value for safety; communicates safety concerns; uses and promotes safe behaviors based on training and lessons learned.
  • Subject to and expected to comply with all applicable University policies and procedures, including but not limited to the personnel policies and other policies found in the University's Administrative Guide,

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Stanford is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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